• Diarrhoea in children: when to worry

    Babies (up to 1 year)

    Posted on 1 March 2022

    Stomach upsets can be anything from unpleasant to distressing – but when it’s your child experiencing diarrhoea or vomiting, it can have serious consequences.

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  • Three things you should know about rotavirus

    Babies (up to 1 year)

    Posted on 28 April 2017

    Rotavirus is highly contagious and a common cause of infectious diarrhoea in developing countries. Since children younger than three are most affected, a Mediclinic paediatrician sheds light on the condition.

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  • Children + vomiting + diarrhoea = dehydration

    Babies (up to 1 year)

    Posted on 3 June 2016

    Dr Lawrence Archer, a GP supporting Mediclinic Newcastle, says that vomiting and diarrhoea in children is the leading cause of death in children in Africa. But you can take precautions at home to ensure your kids stay hydrated until you can get them to the doctor.

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  • Hand hygiene: the germs you carry

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 19 May 2016

    You’re going to want to wash your hands after reading this. Researchers have found that the human hand harbours – wait for it – at least 3 000 different bacteria, belonging to more than 100 different species.

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  • Pregnancy and medication


    Posted on 29 February 2016

    Carrying another life means you need to be careful of what you’re ingesting, especially when it comes to medication. Dr Leneque Lindeque, an obstetrics and gynaecologist at Mediclinic Highveld in Mpumalanga, talks us through what’s safe to take during pregnancy and what you should avoid.

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